The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has made funds available for education of long term care health professionals in four topic areas: wound care, infection prevention, quality improvement and Alzheimer's and dementia care. The education provided by this project will be suitable for participants to pursue certification in these disciplines at their own cost if they so choose. The Project Manager is the University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community.
At this time, Quality Improvement Trainings have been scheduled in regions throughout the state.
Who should attend? Long Term Care Nurse Leaders, Quality Improvement Directors, Executive Directors. Note: There is a limit of one participant per long term care facility unless unfilled slots become available. Trainings are limited to 25 participants.
Trainer: Evelyn Catt, MHA, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, TTAC Consulting, LLC
Delivery Mode: Four-day, face-to-face, Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Quality Improvement training course. Class is 8 am - 4:30 pm each of the four days. Participants must attend all 4 days to complete the course and be eligible to sit for the Yellow Belt Certification Exam.
Content: Evidence-based principles that facilitate improvement; QAPI Principles and key concepts of Lean; organizing the workplace; Kaizen and PDSA cycles; Six Sigma principles; root cause analysis; using quality improvement techniques to optimize care
Credential: Pre- and post-testing will be conducted to validate that effective learning has occurred. Participants completing the four-day course will be prepared to implement QAPI and eligible to sit for the Yellow Belt Certification Exam. Information will be provided to the students regarding their options for becoming yellow belt certified. Options include certification through the International Association for Six Sigma Certification or through Purdue Healthcare Advisors. Certification of participants will be at their own cost.
Cost: $60 for the 4-day workshop plus a $2.49 registration fee.
Identical Quality Improvement Trainings will be held regionally. To register, click on the location you wish to attend.
Fort Wayne, IN - Sept 8-11, 2014
For more information: Contact Lidia Dubicki, Project Coordinator, University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community or (317) 791-5926.